Author: WBR

Archive: Illustrations from 2005-ish

Some illustration work from my first year. Clearly some old stuff.

“Spider Brown,” drawn by Jessica Norton, after Spiderman 3’s disappointing returns.

Yoda and George, drawn by Rich Powell, after the Prequels threaten to end future Star Wars productions.

Kanye and 50 Cent, drawn by John Nofsinger, after Kanye beat 50 Cent in album sales when they went toe-to-toe on the same album release date.

Conceived/written by me.

 

MADE History: Eldridge Dickey and Website

We got a website for the comic book project…CLICK.

Currently raising funds again for the program.

As for the football above…Eldridge Dickey was an ambidextrous quarterback drafted by the Oakland Raiders back in ’68. He would have been the 1st African American quarterback to play in the NFL, but was denied the position. He played during an era when black quarterbacks were not considered smart enough to play the position. He was promptly converted to a wide receiver. He never played quarterback in a regular season game.

To help tell his story, when we’ve gone into schools, we’ve brought a group of students to the front of the assembly and had them throw a plush football with both hands, to demonstrate how tough it is to be ambidextrous, and how special Dickey was as a player. He passed away in 2000.